Spencer Stuart: Leadership for a Complex World: Planning for the CEO of the Future

With the job of the CEO becoming even more complex and challenging, boards around the globe are wrestling with similar quandaries as they consider CEO succession planning and the next generation of leadership. CEOs themselves are grappling with what it means to “perform” in times like these. Many talented executives are looking at the once-alluring CEO job and wondering whether it will extract too great a toll, especially at a public company. As advisers to boards and C-suites around the world, we witness firsthand how these questions play out in boardrooms and executive offices — and the very real stakes for getting the answers right.

This article covers:

  • The Changing Context of CEO Leadership
  • The Changing CEO Job
  • The New Critical Attributes of CEO Success
  • The CEO of the Future: A Job for a Superhuman?


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